This six-legged metallic monster called A-Pod, is the creation of Kåre Halvorsen of the Trosson Robotics Community, wherever that may be. It appears to be a figment of someone’s fertile imagination come to life. I found the video fascinating in the movement and hold an admiration for someone who has the mental accuity in perseverence to create such a mini-monster. But deep down inside, I bet Kåre, when he was a kid, used to like to scare girls with worms and bugs and frogs.
A-Pod is an ant inspired hexapod robot with an abdomen, a head with large mandibles and 6 legs. The robot has a total 25 servos inside. The video demonstrates body movement and mandible control. The robot is remotely controlled with a custom 2.4 GHz RC transmitter.